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Governor Abbott Authorizes Election For Bond On Flood Mitigation Projects In Harris County

The Texas Governor highlighted in a letter sent to the Harris County Commissioners Court that its members unanimously passed a vote on the bond election

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who in this file photo appears during an event held in April, has authorized a special election for a bond on flood mitigation projects in Harris County.

The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday he has sent a letter approving a request by the Harris County Commissioners Court to hold an emergency special election for a bond referendum on Saturday, August 25th, regarding flood-related mitigation projects.

“As you know, I consider responding to matters concerning Hurricane Harvey to qualify as an emergency,” Abbott wrote in his letter, according to a news release from his press office.

The Governor's letter details the billions in federal funding sources currently available to Harris County for flood and hazard mitigation projects, including: funds for buyouts and elevations of flood prone properties; drainage and reservoir projects that reduce future flooding, among other things.

Read the letter below:

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